Making and painting: putting things together, re-arranging and taking them away. The paintings reflect experiences, memories and everyday 'happenings'. The colours have an emotional attachment and response to a situation or subject. I am fascinated by the physical journey of painting and manipulation of the painted surface. Indian textiles and the Eastern colour palette, influence the lushness of the work, creating a surface that is sumptuous, jewel-like and inviting. Painting on Hessian or textured linen adds a raw and fibrous contrast with the glossed surface finish.